Pablo Escobar Facts

Pablo Escobar Facts
Pablo Escobar was a Columbian drug lord estimated to have been earning almost $22 billion a year from his business before he died in 1993. He was born Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria on December 1, 1949, in Rionegro to Hermilda Gaviria and Dari Escobar. He was believed to have started breaking the law as a teenager by stealing gravestones and reselling them. His activities developed into street scams, fake lottery tickets, stealing cars, and eventually the drug trade. By the time Pablo Escobar reached his prime he was one of the world's richest men and responsible for roughly 80% of the coke being smuggled into the U.S. His nickname was the 'King of Cocaine'.
Interesting Pablo Escobar Facts:
Pablo Escobar's mother was a school teacher and his father was a farmer.
Pablo Escobar married Maria Victoria Henao Vellejo in 1976. He was 27 and she was 15. They remained married until his death.
At one point when the Escobar family was in hiding his daughter became ill. Pablo burned about 2 million dollar bills to keep her warm.
Pablo Escobar had a Lear jet specifically for flying his cash around.
Pilots that flew planes with tires full of cash could earn half a million dollars a day.
Pablo Escobar handled so much cash that he spent about $2500 a month just on rubber bands to hold it.
It is estimated that Pablo Escobar's income peaked at $30 billion.
From 1987 onward for seven years Pablo Escobar ranked as one of Forbes' billionaires.
Pablo Escobar had two submarines that he used to smuggle cocaine into the United States. He also had planes, helicopters, boats, trucks, and cars.
It is estimated that Pablo Escobar was responsible for smuggling 15 tons of cocaine every day at the height of his career in the drug trade.
Pablo Escobar was nicknamed 'Robin Hood' because he supported the poor.
Pablo Escobar had several nicknames including Don Pablo, El Padrino, El Patron, El Senor, El Magico, and The Tsar of Cocaine.
It is estimated that approximately 10% of Pablo Escobar's fortune was lost due to rats eating the cash.
Throughout his career as a drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is estimated to have been responsible for the murders of at least 4,000 people including 1000 police workers, government workers and journalists, as well as 200 judges.
Pablo Escobar built a zoo on his estate in Puerto Triunfo that had giraffes and elephants and hippos. Here are still hippos on the estate today.
Pablo Escobar's estate was transformed into a theme park after his death.
The biggest fear Pablo Escobar had was being extradited to the United States and spending the rest of his life in an American jail.
Pablo Escobar was killed by a gunshot when he was 44 years old. Some believe that he committed suicide. He had often said that if he was cornered he would shoot himself in the ear. He was shot in the ear.
Approximately 25,000 people attended Pablo Escobar's funeral. Many were poor people that he had personally helped.

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